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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Grenada Woman Sentenced to Over 14 Years in Federal Prison on Drug Charges


Gulfport, Miss. – Tambra Brown, 30, of Grenada, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden, Jr. to 175 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Derryle Smith. Brown was also ordered to pay a $3,000.00 fine.

During the investigation of a drug conspiracy ring, DEA agents learned through cooperating sources that Brown was involved in transporting narcotics from Texas to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. At least three cooperating sources identified Brown and provided information about her participation in the conspiracy. According to the sources, Brown would travel from Grenada, Mississippi, to Houston, Texas, where she would pick up the methamphetamine, cocaine or large amounts of United States currency and then then travel to the Gulf Coast. During another individual’s arrest, agents located some of the methamphetamine that was involved in the conspiracy, which had a 90% purity level.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Gulfport Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathlyn R. Van Buskirk.

Updated May 18, 2018